Welcome back to my Project Wedding series where I'm bringing together highlights and tutorials of my sister-in-law's recent rustic, country wedding. Today I'm bringing you tips on making cute invitations and programs.
Carla and David had a beautirful wedding on a not-so-beautiful budget. Carla found these cute invitations on Etsy, but they were way out of her price range.
So, Carla printed the invitations herself on kraft paper cardstock and wrapped them in doilies she found at Pubix. Jute twine was tied around the invites with a heart punched from white cardstock.
Carla and I, along with another of her oh-so-sweet bridesmaids, pulled an all-nighter and put the invitations together.
It was a lot of work constructing 200 invitations, but the end result was perfect! It was also cheap. Here's the breakdown:
Kraft Cardstock: Michaels, $7.98 for 2 packs of 100 sheets
White Cardstock: Michaels, $3.99 for 1 pack of 100 sheets
Jute Twine: Michaels, $10.00 for 1 roll of 500 feet
Doilies: Publix, $16.90 for 10 packs of 20
Heart Punch: Michaels, $6.99
Envelopes: Michaels, $20.00
Black Printer Ink: Wal-Mart, $13.25
The end result was even better than expected! And even better, the grand total was $79.11, less than 40 cents an invitation! Plus, there were still a lot of materials left over to make the programs.
Carla also made her own programs in the same style of the invites. Kraft paper and white cardstock, jute twine, and a pretty border punch were all it took to make beautiful programs.
1. Carla + David, A Rustic, Country Wedding
2. Invitations and Programs
3. DIY Rustic Wedding Signs
4. The Decor
5. A Country Flower Girl
6. The Cakes
7. A House Divided Candy Bar - Alabama v. Auburn